Leila Solh Hamade
Who Is She
Former Minister of Industry, Vice President
Leila Solh Hamade
Contact information / Work
Alwaleed Bin Talal Humanitarian Foundation
Osaily Bldg, 1st fl., Riad El-Solh Square
961 1 966666
961 1 966966
- Undergraduate studies, Oriental Studies, Saint - Joseph University, Lebanon.
Areas of expertise
- Management of a Humanitarian Foundation
- Vice - President, 2003 - present, Al-Waleed Bin Talal Humanitarian Foundation.
- Minister of Industry, 2004, Lebanon.
- Solh Hamadeh, L. (2009). Les élections de 2009, les enjeux culturels [2009 elections, cultural issues]. L'Orient - Le Jour [Special Edition].
- Solh Hamadeh, L. (2008). Un Liban à retrouver [A return to Lebanon]. L'Orient - Le Jour [Special Edition].
- Nominated Businesswoman of the Year by Middle East magazine in 2009.
- Appointed First Female Minister in Lebanon in 2004.
Awards and Distinctions
- Honorary doctorate, humane letters, Lebanese American University, 2006.
- Honorary doctorate, humane letters, Notre Dame University, 2009.
- Order of the Cedars of Lebanon from the Union des Français de l'Etranger, 2009.
- Awarded the "Legion of Honor" from the French President Nicholas Sarkozy for her continuous efforts in promoting diversity in Lebanon and the Francophone culture through the activities of Al-Waleed Bin Talal Humanitarian Foundation.
- Pontifical Medal by Pope Benedict XVI, 2008.
- Gold Medal from H.H. Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians, 2008.
- Arab Women Medal from H.H. Sheikha Sabika bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa during first meeting of the Arab Women Organization, 2006.
- Honorary trophy from the Arab League, 2008.
- High recognition award from H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan during the Arab Tender Forum in Abu Dhabi, 2008.
- Vermeil medal of the French Academy, from Saint - Joseph University, 2008.